Norfolk State Men’s Basketball named HBCU National Champion by BCSN

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State men’s basketball was declared the HBCU large school national champion by the Black College Sports Network (BCSN). The honor was bestowed by the media organization covering all schools at the Division I level. The Spartans finished 17-8 overall this year and captured their second-ever MEAC Championship. They defeated fellow 16-seed Appalachian State in the NCAA Tournament First Four for their second-ever tournament win following the 2012 victory over Missouri. NSU is the only current member of the MEAC to win more…

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Norfolk State’s Devante Carter named to BOXTROW HBCU All-America Team

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State men’s basketball senior guard Devante Carter was named to the BOXTOROW HBCU All-America Team, the organization announced on Thursday. He was one of eight players to garner a spot on the All-America second team. Carter becomes the 10th different Spartan player to earn accolades from BOXTOROW, which released its 13th annual All-America team this year. He led Norfolk State to its second-ever MEAC title and an NCAA Tournament First Four win last week. A native of Newport News, Va., Carter was voted…

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From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Texas Southern battled back from a 10-point halftime deficit and changed the flow of the game as they claimed its second win in NCAA history after defeating Mount St. Mary’s 60-52 Thursday night at Assembly Hall. TSU would score the first two points after a pair of John Walker III free throws but Mount St. Mary’s answered with a three-pointer and led briefly until a three-pointer by Michael Weathers with 15:28 remaining. However, the Mountaineers answered with a three-pointer and wouldn’t relinquish the…

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March 20, 2021 SWAC Football Docket

Upcoming SWAC Football Games  Saturday, March 20Alabama A&M at Prairie View A&M– PostponedArkansas-Pine Bluff at Grambling State– 12:00 pm (Live Stats I Video)Jackson State at Alabama State– 3:00 pm (Live Stats I ESPN2)Southern at Texas Southern- 7:30 pm (Live Stats I AT&T SportsNet) All times listed Central Standard Time (CST) Game dates and times are subject to changeAbout the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams. Current championship competition offered by…

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Norfolk State scrapes by Applachian State in NCAA play-in game

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Box Score Photo: Grant Halverson / NCAA BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — After being up by as many as 18, Norfolk State held on to defeat Appalachian State 54-53 in the First Four of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Thursday evening in the University of Indiana’s Assembly Hall. The Spartans (17-7) advance to Saturday’s first round, where they will face No. 1 seed Gonzaga at 9:20 p.m. on TBS. Jalen Hawkins led Norfolk State with a career-high 24 points off the bench, hitting four of his five 3-pointers.…

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North Carolina A&T draws no.1 seed N.C. State in first round of NCAA Women’s Tournament

from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: North Carolina A&T State, which on Saturday won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball tournament title thanks to a dramatic 3-pointer in the closing seconds, will face an in-state foe in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The game will tip at 4 p.m. on Sunday and will be shown live on ESPN. The winner will face either No. 8 seed South Florida or No. 9 seed Washington State in the second round. The Aggies (14-2) were given a No.…

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Jackson State gets by Grambling 33-28

via Dennis Driscoll, Jackson State University Associate AD: GRAMBLING, La. – Jackson State used a late defensive stand to upend Grambling 33-28 Saturday afternoon in its Southwestern Athletic Conference opener from historic Eddie Robinson Memorial Stadium. GSU was at the JSU 1-yard line and senior linebacker Aubrey Miller, Jr. jarred the ball free and All-American Keonte Hampton recovered it with 1:04 remaining to secure the win. The Blue and White handed GSU its first home loss since 2015 and it was JSU’s first win in the series since 2012. JSU put up its second 400-yard plus game…

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Jackson State defeats Alabama State 79-54

from bamastatesports : FINAL STATS (.PDF) Alabama State fell in the season finale on the road to Jackson State, dropping a 79-54 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) contest Saturday night. The loss brought an end to the careers of four seniors including Brandon Battle, DJ Heath, Kevion Stewartand Mike Stone – all of whom were on the floor when the final horn sounded. Battle led Alabama State with 14 points and 13 doubles, recording a double-double in his final game, while LaTrell Tate added 10 off the bench for Alabama State who finished the night shooting 36.2 (17-for-47)…

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Grambling v Jackson State men’s and women’s bball to air on NBATV

from the NBA: NBA TV, in partnership with the Southwestern Athletic Conference, will televise back-to-back live NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Basketball Games between Historically Black Universities Grambling State University and Jackson State University in honor of Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 22. The pair of SWAC conference games will tip at 3 p.m. ET (Women’s game) and 5:30 p.m. (Men’s game), respectively, with Ro Brown (play-by-play) and Deuce McAllister (analyst) to call the action.    Pregame, halftime and postgame studio coverage will be led by Stephanie Ready, Sam…

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Howard Men’s BBall cancels remainder of 2020-21 season

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 9, 2021 — The Howard University Department of Athletics has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of its 2020-21 men’s basketball season out of an abundance of caution due to the health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We had several team members test positive in January, and were forced to place the program on hold, cancel several games and finally cancel our season. It was and remains the right thing for us to do,” head men’s…

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